For the 12th consecutive year, UBC is recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers in 2023.
This special award recognizes Canadian employers that lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness, developing exceptional sustainability initiatives, and are attracting employees because of their environmental leadership.
At UBC, sustainability is embedded in teaching, learning and research and is integrated through our operations and infrastructure. We are committed to leadership in Climate Action, and our sustainability efforts are proudly delivered by students, faculty and staff — find ways you can get involved.
Three reasons why UBC is selected as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers this year:
- UBC is undertaking a $23 million dollar renewable development to transform the area of an entire city block at UBC into a smart energy district that will include solar charging for EVs and the province’s first-ever hydrogen refuelling station — this unique initiative is designed at a city-scale to be a ‘living lab’ studying the critical links between energy, transportation and urban design. Learn more about the renewable energy hub, and see photos.
- Established over 20 years ago, the formal employee-led Sustainability Coordinator Program is comprised of over 100 members working to implement sustainable practices across the university’s many departments.
- UBC offers an impressive range of highly-focused sustainability initiatives across campus that aim to foster a culture of sustainability among staff, students and the community — including Sustainability Tours, the Green Labs Program that promotes sustainable behaviours, and the 24-hectare on-campus certified organic farm with over 200 varieties of crops.
In addition to being recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers this year, UBC is also recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers, one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People, and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers.
Learn more about how we’re making UBC an inspiring place to work through Focus on People 2025.